Steven Blane: “Kill Me Nice” – the lure of the storytelling is a powerful magnet

From the moment I viewed the album cover of “Kill Me Nice”, I knew we had winner from Steven Blane, a jazz performer who writes, sings and plays the ukulele, piano as well as the guitar. I was drawn immediately into the warmth of his unique, tender and catchy style and incredible lyrical poetry. The excellent band gives sterling support and the beguiling light pop-jazz rhythms are just magical. I really can’t stop playing it. I listen in the lounge, in my studio and it’s also very relaxing on my car journeys. Every track is a gem, my favorites of


J. Evan: “Get Up” – The unique voice he displays carries the entire EP

Now you know something’s good, when you stay up past midnight with the headphones on listening and hitting the repeat button! I am so impressed by this man’s vocal stylings; words cannot express. The 4-track EP, “Get Up” by J. Evan is a must have. The more I delved into the songs, the more I enjoyed it. The lyrics are ocean deep and J Evan spans all the emotions of being in love and partying hard. The up-tempos are super-groovy, while the vocals  are as hot as burning embers of fire. J. Evan’s voice is very powerful and unique it’s refreshing


Mark Gorenstein and TSO Announce Concerts in Japan

Mark Gorenstein and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra are excited to announce 2 subscription concerts in December 2015 in Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall and Suntory Hall, Japan. Mark Gorenstein visits Japan almost annually, with the latest concert given on January 31, 2015. Maestro conducts Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and it was a tremendous success. Continuing the collaboration of the orchestra and the Maestro, two subscription concerts are to be given in the two most prestigious and famous concert halls of the capital of Japan in December 2015 with compositions of the outstanding Russian composers Modest Mussorgsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to


DCMusicCRO – keyboard textures layered upon a rhythmic cadence of electric guitars

DCMusicCRO was born Domagoj Čulinović in Varazdin, Croatia. His father played the accordion in the house that hosted  accordions. Domagoj parents enrolled him into elementary music school, which opened a new world for him. Enrolling into military service Domagoj had the opportunity of spending several hours playing with top musicians, and on weekends to perform with many famous entertainers’ names from the former state. After  graduating from the Faculty of Geodesy at the University of Zagreb in 1988, Domagoj went to work in Switzerland and start playing keyboards in a band called Walking Tattoo for the next two years. He


Manuel K Releases His Fourth Single “Follow You”

Award-winning singer, songwriter drops his next powerful rock song Manuel K just released his highly anticipated fourth single “Follow You”. After months of writing, recording, and production, Manuel K is ready to explode back on the scene with another hit song. His first three singles “Back to Guitars (Demo)”, “Tonight” and “Live Without You (2014)” have been met with tremendous fanfare worldwide. In the summer of 2013 Manuel K was Number 1 on the ReverbNation Rock charts for Switzerland for four weeks straight. His third single “Live Without You (2014)” was featured on music blogs and played by many online radio stations


AM2PM – “Turn Me Out” (Radio Edit) – a rush for the mind, body and soul!

The brainchild of Dj-Producer Matt Kye and vocalist Alec Sun Drae, AM2PM has 30 years of collective experience in the Club industry. They are a production duo, remix outfit, a club LIVE ACT and hosts of weekly radio show HOUSE ARREST with AM2PM on HOUSEBEAT RADIO UK. Their sound is inspired by a mix of underground 90s, Classic and Deep House with a touch of Garage. Since joining forces in 2013, Matt and Alec have had releases on a multitude of record labels. Their release “Remember The Good Times” hit number 1 spot on Beatport in the House category of


Muzik Genesis: “Retrospection” – a style and sound which is a departure from the norm

Muzik Genesis is the musical alter-ego for Pablo Orozco-Castro. Muzik Genesis recently released its 13-track album entitled, “Retrospection”. Influenced by such diverse artists as Frank Zappa, Serart, Tom Morello, Serj Tankian and Victor Jara, Pablo started production work on the album in 2008 cultivating its themes which deal with psychology, politics, immigration, travel as well as life’s lessons and hardships. All songs were written, performed and produced by Pablo Orozco-Castro, “at his home studio with no fancy equipment,” adds Pablo. Let me start by saying that I understand why a lot of fans may be frustrated with this album, and the


Chalcedony: “Chapter III” – a mature, complex, well-thought-out and very well executed album

For me, “Chapter III” is one of those albums where you kick yourself for not listening to it sooner. There’s a little bit of everything on here; powerful riffs, sing-a-long choruses, great verses, excellent lyrics, and possibly my favorite ingredient, a few of the songs truly have that ‘epic’ feel to them. Since playing “Chapter III” for the first time I haven’t stopped listening to it and it only gets better with each further spin. I only find myself saying “Ooh, now there’s a good song,” after each and every song! It’s been a long while since an album has evoked this


Damien the Demon for moves sonically from A to Z without blinking a stylistic eyelid!

Damien the Demon is the alias of an instrumentalist/producer from the state of Michigan. He lives near Detroit and has always been interested in electronic and hip hop and rap beats. To this day he continues on his missions to get his music wildly heard and distributed across the globe. Damien The Demon’s music is the foil that drives his creativity. Those looking for under-the-radar talent should check out Damien the Demon for a set of eclectic beats. From the sparse almost monochromatic drum-driven beat of “Long Daze” to the screaming distorted electronics of “Fire Ball”, Damien the Demon for moves


Rome Alexander: “A Song For Mama” – you can feel the connection with the words

Focused on Rome Alexander’s mesmerizing skillset of tender vocals and penetrating, honest lyrics, “A Song For Mama” reflects a 21st century perspective of love and relationships – in this case a love for a mother – weaving a seamless balance between modern and classic R&B. This 22-year-old Pittsburgh native is one of those artists who you know is going to set your life on fire with his music. It’s never frilly or empty and his voice is smooth as fine silk. “A Song For Mama” is love in its purest form on every level. You’ll have a sway in your

Toya Nash: “Him…” Edgy, Raw and Impassioned

Toya Nash is a classically trained mezzo-Soprano, and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School in Manhattan. She is also an accomplished actress of both stage and screen and can be seen in the feature, Trapped.

Toya also founded The LANA Company, her own line of natural bath and body products, as well as being the founder of Coach Your Craft, a coaching company for voice and acting. Toya is a strong believer in giving back, and often sponsors children and teens by offering free voice and acting workshops through Coach Your Craft.

Toya Nash has just released her debut EP, Him…, and she is currently performing at various venues throughout the US.

Toya has one heck of a voice and the kind of secure yet relaxed performance style which carries the Ep through with convincing, energetic and charismatic flair. She puts so much feeling and meaning into every track, you’ll feel the words hit your chest. The passion she delivers, makes you to feel how good this music is.

The Ep has a sound all of its own. It achieves a superb balance between professional production and understated clean minimalistic sound. It’s clear, crisp and uncluttered, and the compositions are strong enough to stand proud against some of the classics of this genre. The acoustic guitar and bass riffs will probably cause a few jaws to drop too, as they are just sublime in places. Toya’s sound is rugged R&B, dipped into heartrending soul, and all spiced up with a sprinkling of pop and rock.

My absolute favorites, “No Pressure” and “Let Me In,” are edgy, raw and impassioned. This is exactly where I think Toya should be. Her handling of slowly calibrated laments, is really overwhelming. This is the sound of a gifted artist who has created an extremely accomplished piece of art.

I could use dozens of superlatives but nothing could properly express my joy over the songs on this Ep, which are both organic sounding yet very sophisticated. So what’s so good about it? Well… everything really, but most of all Toya’s voice, which goes from soft and pure, to intense and confident. Sometimes in the same song.

She sounds so authentic, so real, and so unique, while the music creates stunning backdrops for her vocal deliveries, whether languid like “No Pressure,” or upbeat and groovy on “Nobody Like You.” The songs arouse all kinds of emotions from the beginning to the end, it takes you on a musical journey that will desperately leave you wanting more.

“Him…” sums up Toya Nash’s considerable talents. She has a fantastic voice, full of emotion, and is able to relate complex feelings in a simple form. This is the mark of a true vocal artist.

Hopefully next time around, Toya will deliver us a full length album, to bathe our ears in, as the four-tracks on this Ep is just a wicked teaser!

Multi-talented artist, Toya Nash

Multi-talented artist, Toya Nash







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